Strange but True: Humans use many parts of the brain

04/25/2015 07:33 AM EDT
Q: Is it true that we humans use only 10 percent of our brain? A: Not at all. 
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Family videos soothe dementia patients
04/24/2015 12:08 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition. Full Story

Clark Art Institute to host family day, May 3
04/24/2015 12:07 PM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Clark Art Institute welcomes people of all ages from 1 to 4 p. Full Story

Short Answers: Grow up, make a decision
04/24/2015 12:07 PM EDT - Dear Short Answers >> My nephew confided to me that his girl friend is pressuring him to get married, but he's really not sure it's the right thing to do. Full Story

Go Green: Going green for Earth Month
04/24/2015 12:07 PM EDT - In this column, staff at the Center for EcoTechnology offer advice on easy ways for people — and businesses — to introduce green changes in their daily lives. Full Story

Poetry reading to be held at The Bookstore in Lenox
04/24/2015 12:07 PM EDT - LENOX >> The Bookstore in Lenox will host an afternoon of poetry reading from Dr. Full Story

Book Review: 'Out Came the Sun' tries to make sense of Hemingway family
04/24/2015 12:06 PM EDT - Born into one of America's best-known families, Mariel Hemingway grew up with the advantages of sharing the name of her grandfather Ernest Hemingway and the burden of growing up in a family at least as dysfunctional as it was famous. Full Story

Q&A: What is listeria?
04/17/2015 02:11 PM EDT - WASHINGTON >> Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria — listeria. Full Story

Strange but true: The dark side of the birthday probability
04/17/2015 02:11 PM EDT - Q: What's the downside to the classic "birthday proposition," the surprising reality that in any group of about 23 random people, there's roughly a 50 percent chance that two of them share the same birthday? Full Story

Disc golf highlights scenic courses right in your own backyard
04/17/2015 02:11 PM EDT - You may live near a disc golf course and not know it. While many of the nearly 5,000 courses in the United States boast grand vistas, glorious flora and some fauna, others are tucked along steep terrain and small creeks, providing a use for parkland not suitable for much else. Full Story

Daredevil to walk on moving, 400-foot-high Ferris wheel

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In the days leading up to one of his craziest stunts ever, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda has done the following: drop his kid off at school. Full Story